Shiitake Hot and Sour Soup

This delicious soup was designed for super immunity. The shiitake mushrooms along with the garlic, ginger, onions, and chili peppers all have immunity-boosting properties. Bolster your defenses against germs while enjoying this hearty dish.

1 tbsp Grapeseed oil
1 Jalapeno
1 tbsp Ginger
1 tbsp Garlic
2 Scallions
1 lb Shiitakes
2 1/2 quarts Chicken stock
2 tbsp Soy sauce
2 Lemon juice
2 Lemon zest
1 Tofu
2 cups Carrots
Black pepper

In a stockpot over medium-high heat, add oil and swirl to coat the bottom.

Add jalapeño, ginger, garlic and scallions. Sauté until aromatic, about a minute.

Add shiitakes and sauté 2 minutes, until softened.

Add stock and soy sauce, bring to a simmer and reduce by 20%, about 5 minutes.

Add lemon juice, tofu and carrots and cook gently for 2 more minutes to heat tofu through.

Season with black pepper. Ladle soup into serving bowls and garnish with reserved scallion greens and lemon zest.